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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/1/19

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week.

How to Be a Master of Wine While 35,00 Feet Up
Step 1, become a Master of Wine. Step two, get on a plane.

Police seize fake Penfolds wines in Cambodia – report
On their way to China no doubt.

Got Wine? Is It Time for a Generic Wine Promotion Campaign?
The real question is who would pay?

How Vintners in Sonoma County Are Tackling Succession Planning
A serious consideration for some.

Karen MacNeil interviews Jancis Robinson
Video and transcript.

Why are there wine monopolies in Scandinavia?
David Morrison explains.

Wine Forgery Goes Beyond the Bottle
Oh yes, it does.

All change in Champagne
Jancis on evolution.

How Good Is Château Lafite Rothschild’s Chinese Wine, Long Dai?
Elin likes it. A lot.

Is It Time to Change How We Describe Wine?
Room for much more.

Burgundy’s 2018 Strategy Game
Do you like them ripe, asks Christy Canterbury?

French Wine Could Face 100% Tariffs as Trump Confronts France Over Tech Taxes
The French face them. We pay them.

How a Wine Shop Helped Me Make Peace With My Age
A nice piece.

The History of Sparkling Wine Includes Accidental Science and Exceptional Champagne
Bubbles through the ages.

Saffredi Wine Helped Reignite A Corner Of Tuscany
Tom Mullen on Maremma.

How to Clean a Decanter, According to Five Wine Professionals
Good tips.

Michelin Guide buys The Wine Advocate
The REST of it, they mean.

Why We Should Be Talking About Open-Air Winemaking
Wild ferments, indeed.

Get on the Alpine Wine Bandwagon
Or stay on it, as the case may be.

No Rules: The New Rules
Great piece on natural wine

No rules? Really?
And the discussion continues.

Willamette Winemakers Agree – It’s an Exciting Time for Oregon Chardonnay
Good stuff up there.

‘Natural Wine an Insult to Humanity’ Says Top Chilean Winemaker
And more about Itata wines.

The Best Wine Books Are Not Always About Wine
Eric’s annual book review.

Cloudy, funky sparkling wines are all the rage. But will you enjoy them?
It depends.